Tuesday, May 08, 2012

'Joggers' tend to live longer, happer

As people who've visited this blog before know, I'm a longtime runner. It's pretty clear the people who did the study I'm about to quote aren't runners. Thus the term "joggers" and "jogging" throughout the report.

The new study out says that joggers live longer, possibly happier,lives:
And that longer life is often a happier life, he said, since joggers reported an overall sense of well-being.
"This is definitely good news, especially for those who have questioned whether simply jogging could be beneficial," said Ian Graham, MD, of Dublin's Trinity College, who co-chaired the program committee for the meeting.
"The results of our research allow us to definitively answer the question of whether jogging is good for your health," Schnohr said in a prepared statement. "We can say with certainty that regular jogging increases longevity. The good news is that you don't actually need to do that much to reap the benefits."
Why "jogging" instead of the more commonly used "running" is unclear. I believe that "jogging" is the term used by people who still live back in the 1960s or early '70s.

All kidding aside, I'm convinced that running helped me survive my stroke, and running has greatly reduced my stroke risk. Whether it's run or walk, swim or bike, or any number of other good exercise regimens - keep it up. The life you save could be your own.

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